Continuing professional development (CPD) is the ongoing process of developing and updating the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure competent professional practice.
All members are required to keep up to date with evidence-based clinical approaches and methodology, current thinking on best practice and legislative requirements. CPD involves members identifying their own development needs and planning a programme of education and learning to meet those needs. Reflection on learning and relevance for professional practice is a fundamental component of effective CPD.
All Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) working in Ireland must be registered with CORU and are bound by CORU’s Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for SLTs. CPD is a requirement under the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics adopted by the SLT Registration Board and for IASLT membership. IASLT members must familiarise themselves with both IASLT and CORU CPD Standards. CORU’s CPD requirements are subject to change without the prior knowledge of IASLT. It is a member’s responsibility to ensure that they are up to date with requirements at any one time and to ensure that their CPD record reflects CORU’S requirements.